How to Write a Poem

How to Write a Poem


168 Pages


An innovative introduction to writing poetry designed for students of creative writing and budding poets alike.
  • Challenges the reader’s sense of what is possible in a poem.
  • Traces the history and highlights the potential of poetry.
  • Focuses on the fundamental principles of poetic construction, such as: Who is speaking? Who are they speaking to? Why does their speaking take this form?
  • Considers both experimental and mainstream approaches to contemporary poetry.
  • Consists of fourteen chapters, making it suitable for use over one semester.
  • Encourages readers to experiment with their poetry.



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Published 09 February 2009
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EAN13 9781405148757
License: All rights reserved
Language English

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The Question of Address Viewpoint The Question of Voices The Question of Scale Uses of Repetition Image Short Lines Long Lines Diction Uses of Syntax Tone Traditional Forms: Ode Traditional Forms: Epistle The Question of Background Conclusion: The Question of Variety
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